American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality that renders something desirable, useful, or valuable: the worth of higher education.
- n. Material or market value: stocks having a worth of ten million dollars.
- n. A quantity of something that may be purchased for a specified sum or by a specified means: ten dollars' worth of natural gas; wanted their money's worth.
- n. Wealth; riches: her net worth.
- n. Quality that commands esteem or respect; merit: a person of great worth.
- adj. Equal in value to something specified: worth its weight in gold.
- adj. Deserving of; meriting: a proposal not worth consideration.
- adj. Having wealth or riches amounting to: a person worth millions.
- idiom. for all (one) is worth To the utmost of one's powers or ability.
- idiom. for what it's worth Even though it may not be important or valuable: Here's my advice, for what it's worth.
- v. Archaic To befall; betide: "Howl ye, Woe worth the day!” ( Ezekiel 30:2).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be or become.
- To happen; betide: now used only in the archaic imprecative phrases woe worth the day, the man, etc., in which worth is equivalent to be to, and the noun is in the dative.
- Worthy; honorable; esteemed; estimable.
- Having worth, esteem, or value in a given degree; representing a relative or comparative worth (of): used generally with a noun of measurement dependent directly upon it without a preposition.
- Having a specified value in money or exchange; representing under fair conditions a price or cost (of); equivalent in value to: expressing either actual market value, or value obtainable under favorable or just conditions.
- Possessed of; having estate to the value of; possessing: as, a man worth five millions.
- Having a specified moral value or importance; estimable or esteemed in a given way; reaching a certain grade of excellence.
- Entitled to, by reason of excellence, importance, etc.; meriting; deserving: having the same construction as in sense 2: as, the castle is worth defending; the matter is not worth notice.
- n. l. Honor; dignity.
- n. Worthiness; excellence of character; excellency; merit; desert: as, a man of great worth.
- n. Value; importance; excellence; valuable or desirable qualities: said of things.
- n. Value, especially as expressed in terms of some standard of equivalency or exchange: as, what is his house worth? the worth of a commodity is usually the price it will bring in market, but price is not always worth.
- n. That which one is worth; possessions; substance; wealth; riches.
- n. =Syn.2 and Merit, etc. See desert. Value, Cost, etc. See price.
- adj. Having a value of; proper to be exchanged for.
- adj. Deserving of.
- adj. obsolete, except in Scots Valuable, worth while.
- adj. Making a fair equivalent of, repaying or compensating.
- n. countable Value.
- n. uncountable Merit, excellence.
- v. obsolete, except in set phrases To be, become, betide.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To be; to become; to betide; -- now used only in the phrases, woe
worththe day, woe worththe man, etc., in which the verb is in the imperative, and the nouns day, man, etc., are in the dative. Woe be tothe day, woe be tothe man, etc., are equivalent phrases.
- adj. obsolete Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while.
- adj. Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for.
- adj. Deserving of; -- in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense.
- adj. Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of.
- n. That quality of a thing which renders it valuable or useful; sum of valuable qualities which render anything useful and sought; value; hence, often, value as expressed in a standard, as money; equivalent in exchange; price.
- n. Value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness.
- n. French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)
- n. the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
- n. an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
- adj. having a specified value
- adj. worthy of being treated in a particular way
- From Old English weorþan, from Proto-Germanic *werþanan, from Proto-Indo-European *wert-. Cognate with Dutch worden, German werden, Old Norse verða (Norwegian verta, Swedish varda), Latin vertere. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English weorth; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.Middle English worthen, from Old English weorthan; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The first to his boss, Fred Fielding, on Feb. 3, 1984 denounced the notion of equal pay for comparable worth, saying It is difficult to exaggerate the perniciousness of the comparable worth theory.”
“Annita, in the old ragged dresses in which they were found; and if he paints their little dimpled shoulders and cunning little legs and feet half as pretty as they really are, I know you will say with me, that the "Little Emigrants" are worth looking at, and _worth loving_.”
“Give him history books where every hero he is supposed to model himself after, every president who led his country, every philosopher who ever uttered a word worth remembering, every inventor who pushed back the night for the human race was black.”
“Is a title worth it-- does a title shackle a person?" the former Alaska governor asked during a discussion of her 2012 plans”
“Through my process of decision-making with my family and my close friends as to whether I should throw my name in the hat for the GOP nomination for 2012 - Is a title worth it?”
“There are only 2 other candidates for the title worth considering, Weeb Ewbank, in the Pro Football HOF and Bill Parcells, soon to be.”
“Certainly, that seems to be a name worth discussing, considering that by some accounts the Twins were very close to dealing away the center fielder just three months ago.”
“Another term worth throwing out there is "PAN," or Personal Area Network, which is used for technology like Bluetooth and refers to the peripherals (mice, speakers, keyboards, etc.) you've networked together.”
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The title is an actual name given to a Puritan boy in the 17th century.
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Monetary units and other words that mean money. Other financial words are allowed too, as long as they're principally about money. Get it, principally? I kill me.
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